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Subject: Re: [DNA] mtDNA results [geographically-based projects]
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 17:05:16 +0000
In my Shetland Islands geographical project I have recently developed a mtDNA component (most easily viewed by accessing www.davidkfaux.org/shetlandislandsY-DNA.html and clicking on the mtDNA selections). Suggestions as to a better presentation format would be welcomed.
Although only 6 of my Y participants have taken the plunge, already the data is showing its worth in relation to our "deep ancestry" goals. One of our haplogroup H signatures has only been observed in Orkney and seems to be restricted to this location and Shetland alone. What this suggests is that by chance we may have found a Pictish mtDNA motif that was there when the Vikings arrived in circa 800 AD.
Jim Wilson and I expect to find other signatures entirely restricted to Orkney when we collect our 400 samples over the next two years - as part of the ORCADES project. Each sample will have Y haplogroup and 37 marker haplotype testing; and also be subjected to, at the very least, HVR1 mtDNA analysis. The entire dataset (with surnames etc.) will be made available after publication (about 2 years from now). Then we will broaden our goals - depending of course on funding.
Dr. David K. Faux
P.O. Box 192
Seal Beach, CA 90740
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> In a message dated 11/19/04 6:22:16 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> > I personally, will display mtDNA results on my project
> > web-site ( as soon as more results come in ) - Okay,
> > my project is a geographical one,and is concerned with
> > the genetic make-up of my people.
> As I've mentioned before, I think mtDNA databases need to be organized along
> a time/space dimension (where and when a particular mtDNA haplotype has been
> observed), rather than a surname dimension. I don't really care if the surname
> matches if I can get a match in the same location and timeframe. Your project,
> Jim Denning's tri-city Massachusetts project, the Puerto Rico project, and so
> forth has started this process for specific regions. But the database
> structure for such an undertaking in general would be rather novel, I think. I
> Sorenson is working on that aspect in conjuction with their Molecular Genealogy
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